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A meteor was sighted across Romania early Wed, Jan. 7, according to local news reports.

Meteor lights up the sky in Bucharest, Romania

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 3:30 PM - An asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere Wednesday creating a bright flash that illuminated the night sky over parts of Romania, including the City of Bucharest.

While the flash of light only lasted a few seconds, witnesses told local media it was strong enough to wake them up.

Experts told reporters that the meteor was likely small -- probably a few centimeters in width.

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It's not unusual for asteroids to come into contact with our atmosphere but it can make for impressive video.

Valentin Iordache uploaded the footage above to Facebook where it is has received hundreds of shares.

In it, the meteor can be seen crossing over Henri Conadă International Airport just outside of Bucharest.

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